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Women and Sleep

Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Women's Sleep

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Several major gaps continue to exist in sleep research for women. This is in part due to the early work focused on sleep apnea, which primarily affects men. In addition, lack of awareness of sex differences in sleep research has contributed to this knowledge gap.

Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Women's Sleep

The Society for Women’s Health Research | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
The Society for Women’s Health Research

Several major gaps continue to exist in sleep research for women. This is in part due to the early work focused on sleep apnea, which primarily affects men. In addition, lack of awareness of sex differences in sleep research has contributed to this knowledge gap.

5 Ways Working Moms Can Get The Best Sleep Ever

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Regardless of whether this lack of shut-eye is voluntary or not, as time goes on it negatively impacts you mentally, physically and emotionally. The more you know about sleep and your own individual patterns, the better equipped you are to deal with sleep interruptions and learn to wake fully refreshed after a night of quality sleep.

7 Reasons You're Probably Tired

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women

It probably doesn't come as a shock, but women are more likely than men to be super tired. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey rel...

Is It Possible for Women to Do Nothing?

Karen Brody | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

A "do nothing" women's movement? I've been thinking about this a lot since I spoke with Dr. Rubin Naiman at last week's World Sleep Summit for Women's Health and Power. He told women that falling asleep was easy. All you have to do is nothing.

The Answer to Big-Time Problem Solving? Shut Up and Dream!

Anne Hill | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

Why don't more people follow their dreams? Aside from being too sleep-deprived to remember them, the answer is simply that we need to make it a habit, and find someone to tell our dreams to.

I Hate My Bed -- Why Can't I Quit Her

Emma Brodie | Posted 11.10.2012 | Women
Emma Brodie

I have a complicated relationship with my bed. I hate it, but I can't stop sleeping with it. I've heard other women compare their beds to clouds or refer to them fondly as their "nests." My bed is like the mighty Sarlacc, George Lucas' mind-creature that sucks in its victims then digests them over the course of 1,000 years.

How Sleep Apnea Could Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.08.2012 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A new study shows a link between sleep apnea and sexual dysfunction in women.

Are Women Worse At Sleeping?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Ever feel like you're more of a morning person than the men in your life? There may be a biological explanation.

The Sleep Diet?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.

Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.06.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's some sobering, if unsurprising, news: A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby's sleep. Research...

Sleep More, Eat Less, Lose Weight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.

How Working The Night Shift Can Affect Your Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many sleep problems can be attributed to an internal clock that has become out of sync. Sometimes your body's clock just doesn't quite match up with society's 24-hour clock.

What Your Sleep Position Says About You

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

According to veteran sleep researcher Dr. Samuel Dunkell, the position you choose in bed each night echoes the way you deal with your daytime waking hours.

Why Can't Women Sleep? Part III: Non-Pharma Sleep Tips

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Some of the tips I received were pretty D'uh-worthy. ("Turn off the computer." Um. No. Really?). But others were more, "Wow! Could this work?"